The Marmara Park Avenue
What We Love
- The wellness center, including a Turkish hammam and subterranean lap pool
- The in-room iPad Air, with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal
- The complimentary beverages you’ll find in your spacious room or loft
- The location, near the NoMad scene and Midtown’s greatest hits
What To Know
- Staff provides top-notch service
- No on-site restaurant, but guestrooms have a mini-fridge stocked with free soft drinks and waters
- Bathrooms are on the small side
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Crisp white sheets, shiny white marble, bright white walls – The Marmara Park Avenue is your very own sleek white canvas when visiting New York’s most iconic borough. This high-rise certainly boasts a flair of its own. Accommodations are sleek and unique, thanks to custom furnishings, local art and thoughtful extras – including individual iPad Airs, connected to guest services 24/7, with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. The 295-square-foot Guest rooms sit on floors 12 through 17 and feature a Murphy queen bed, while 310-square-foot Deluxe guestrooms, on the same floors, feature a king bed and wet bar.The 676-square-foot One-Bedroom lofts come with more closet space, fully equipped kitchens and stainless-steel appliances. Each of these has a king bed with premium bedding. The wellness center is a highlight: there’s a 800-square-foot subterranean lap pool as well as a semi-warm relaxation room, experience shower, and Turkish hammam on hand to help you decompress. If you’d rather work up a sweat, hit the fitness center, which features state-of-the-art equipment. The hotel’s best feature, though, is the address – and you’ll soon find the Marmara as suited for taking front and center as letting you take Manhattan.
In the Area
With its proximity to Grand Central, just over 10 blocks away, and its location on the top end of the trendy up-and-coming NoMad (north of Madison Square Park) neighborhood, The Marmara Park Avenue puts you right in the middle of things. Also stay near iconic attractions like the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue shops, the aforementioned park (a local favorite) and world-renowned restaurants and bars. These are available in surrounding Midtown, while the numerous subway lines from the iconic train station will take you to pretty much any other neighborhood.
How to Get There
The place has really big rooms that are nicely furnished. Nice big bathrooms that were well maintained. Adequate kitchenette if you want to buy food to make for breakfast and lunch. Full size fridge in the room. Big TVs in the rooms.
Location is great if catching a show or game at the Garden. Easy walking distance to many attractions.
Minor gripes - no shampoo in the room, didn’t get any the second day after the maid was in. Luckily I had some from a previous trip. For a hotel like this, that is a poor oversight. There was no trash can in the bathroom, which was just odd. We got two coffee pods for the cappuccino maker. No real coffee maker in the room. We ordered a coffee for breakfast and it came as a one cup pot. You’re better off going to a nearby Starbucks for coffee.
Room service breakfast was good (but seriously they need to up their coffee service).
I’d stay here again.
The Marmara is my new favorite home away from home!
The lobby is amazing! When you walk inside- you know you are walking into an elegant but not stuffy boutique hotel. It is understated, tasteful, and modern. The interior design elements chosen for the lobby are so memorable- from the glass entryway, to the modern bronze statues, to the flying bird installation to the sleek sofas. The restaurant and bar in the lobby don’t overrun the lobby- it isn’t a party atmosphere- it is a sophisticated elegant atmosphere you can be comfortable to have a meal or a drink, wait for friends or just enjoy the decor.
The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is very willing to work with any dietary restrictions you may have and make modifications to the dishes as they are able. The front desk staff seems genuinely happy to be working here and greets you cheerily with a smile, and with repeat visits, they make you feel like you have just returned home.
Im obsessed with our room- so much so that its our 2nd time in the same room! My daughter, my luggage, and I have plenty of personal space! I love that we are not on top of each other! It is very difficult to find hotel rooms in Manhattan that are not the size of shoe boxes and do not show the wear and tear on the property. The Marmara is a standout on this point. We don’t have to shimmy around our beds and luggage to walk around the room or go to the bathroom. Because there is enough space to live and exist, you can walk upright unhindered, and really enjoy the room without bumping into anything because the room functions actually the way it was designed to be used. The room itself is chic and beautiful. The entire room has dark wood floors and much of the custom furniture is made of the same. We have 2 super comfortable queen sized beds a large window, and a kitchenette. One of the things I love most is being able to make myself tea in the evening with a proper super clean hot water pot. The marble bath isn’t big- but it is really nice and clean and has C.O. Bigelow Pharmacy products throughout, as well as cushy bathrobes and comfy bedroom slippers.
In case you need it- there is space for your glam squad. You don’t actually have use your bed as a staging/seating area for anything. There are sensible, appropriate height chairs, a beautiful small glass dining table, plenty of outlets, and space to maneuver.
Another plus is that the 6 train is literally right outside of the hotel, and the next stop is 42nd Street where you can connect through to pretty much every train line.
This is our new favorite spot we will be returning to on the regular! In case you are checking out the hotels in this area, we also tried the Mondrian which is a block away and it did not hold a candle in any way to The Marmara.
Comfortable efficiency-type room (room types vary), clean and modern, suited us very well for two days before a cruise. The almost black decor of the corridors is weird - NOT a plus point, but of little consequence. Don’t bother with the bar/restaurant, but get a Universal Breakfast just two minutes away